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Cellfina – a New Method to Treat Cellulite

Having worked with thousands of patients over the years, I’ve noticed one aesthetic issue that comes up regularly: cellulite.

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Dads Want to Look Good, Too

Dads Want to Look Good, Too

As a plastic surgeon, I’ve worked with thousands of patients who wanted to bring their appearance more in line with their aesthetic goals.

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Think SPF is NBD? Think again

Dr. Boudreault addresses questions and concerns about facial aging, sun damage, and what you can do to treat and prevent it for Skin Cancer Detection &

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Want to Determine Which Implant Size is Right For You?

If you’re like most women interested in undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you probably have a general idea of what size you’d like to achieve. 

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Are Implants Safe To Include In My Brazilian Butt Lift?

It doesn’t take a detective to notice that larger rears are everywhere.  From movies to music videos and fashion,

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Volbella For Full, Beautiful Lips

Fuller, softer lips are a sign of sensuality and youth – not to mention they’re in high demand!

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What Is a Liquid Facelift?

If you’ve been noticing that your facial skin has been looking looser and saggier, you might be interested in learning more about the Liquid Facelift.

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What You Need To Know About Cellfina Recovery

By now, you’ve probably heard about Cellfina, the FDA-approved procedure that’s designed to minimize the appearance of cellulite.*  While this treatment was only made available in 2015,

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LASER TREATMENTS

Why Laser Treatments Should Be Done During the Winter Months

Winter is just around the corner – and that means you’re focusing on preparing for holiday dinners,

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Are Dermal Fillers a Good Alternative to Facelifts?

Do you like the idea of a facelift but aren’t exactly jumping at the thought of undergoing an invasive surgery? 

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Everything You Need to Know About Dysport

For years, Botox has been the go-to injection for individuals looking to smooth away stubborn forehead lines and creases,

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Ultherapy

How Long Do the Results of an Ultherapy Treatment Last?

Like many men and women, you may feel like no matter how many creams and serums you’ve applied to your skin,

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Illuminate Plastic Surgery Announces Upcoming Fall Open House!

Attendees will have the chance to win raffle prizes that include the Palo Alto plastic surgery center’s best treatments,

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Who Is the Ideal Candidate for SculpSure?

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for SculpSure?

By now, you probably know that there are plenty of body contouring treatments designed to help you edge closer to the kind of figure you’ve been dreaming about.* It’s time to introduce yourself to the latest treatment called Sculpsure– and it’s the first FDA-cleared laser that’s designed to help you achieve your ideal goals in just a 25-minutes procedure.* Yes,

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Stretch Marks

Can Surgery Do Anything To Correct Stretch Marks?

For many people, their stretch marks are something to wear with pride. They’re representative of so much of life’s interesting journeys.

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When Should You Stop Shaving Before Laser Hair Removal?

Have you been considering undergoing laser hair removal to get that silky-smooth skin you’ve always wanted?*  Want to put an end to that embarrassing body hair that makes you reluctant to remove your shirt when you’re at the beach?* Then it’s time to schedule your laser hair removal procedure at Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto,

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One Orlando Fundraiser Event Recap

The Pulse nightclub shooting gripped hearts around the world. The attack was the deadliest single-gunman mass shooting in U.S....

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Lunch and Learn event for Breast Augmentation

Silicone or saline? Shaped or round? Textured or smooth? Under or over the muscle? ...

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What to Expect From Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia (also known as male breasts) is a surprisingly common condition; in fact, it’s estimated that 40% to 60% of men will struggle with gynecomastia at some point during their lives. 

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What Can I Expect From My First SculpSure Treatment?

If you’re looking for an effective body contouring treatment that can be performed in just 25 minutes,

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Will Inverted Nipples Create Sensitivity Loss?

For a sizeable number of the population, inverted nipples are common occurrences.  However, some individuals may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their inverted nipples,

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Longer lashes? Yes please!

By Molly Boudreault, ACNP It’s no secret that women lust for longer eyelashes. Long lashes make eyes look wider and more open which is a universal sign of beauty and femininity.

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IPL Laser Recovery: How to Get the Best Results

IPL Laser Recovery: How to Get the Best Results

Want the kind of picture-perfect skin that will make you look like you just walked off a magazine cover?* When your skin is marred with discolorations – including hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone – it can often feel like you’ll never get that glowing complexion....

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How Should I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?

You’ve finally done it. You’ve made the decision to undergo a Mommy Makeover procedure – and you couldn’t be more excited. 

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How Many Kybella Treatments to See Results?

Let’s face it: sometimes diet and exercise isn’t always effective at eliminating the appearance of a double chin.

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C the Light: Benefits of Using Vitamin C and the Products We Love

For years, we’ve talked about the health benefits of vitamin C.

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The Scoop On Sunscreen

By Molly Boudreault, ACNP It’s summertime! If you are like most us, chances are that you and your family will be spending most your days enjoying the California sunshine.

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